Sunday encounter with Christ is vital, indispensable and irreplaceable for Catholics

Bishop Mark O’Toole, Lead Bishop for Evangelisation and Discipleship, introduces our series ‘The Day of the Lord – Dies Domini’.

Honouring Sunday

As the Synodal Pathway of listening and discerning unfolds, we the bishops of England and Wales, are paying particular attention to the hopes and fears, the joys and anxieties of all who are sharing their thoughts and feelings with us.

Longing for our Lord

We are attentive to the experience of the last year or so, when we have lived our faith through the limitations of the pandemic.  We have heard of the longing which some express as a “homesickness.”  We want to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  We yearn to celebrate the sacraments together, especially the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  We desire to be nourished by our Lord in Holy Communion.  The live streaming of the Mass and the remarkable response of our Catholic communities to those in need, have provided comfort, sustenance and resilience.  …Cont’d

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